National Health Officer (Team Leader) at International Organization for Migration

Position Title: National Health Officer (Team Leader)

Duty Station: IOM Philippines Country Office (Surigao City)

Classification: National Officer Staff, Ungraded (NO-B Equivalent)**

Type of Appointment: Special short-term Ungraded, three months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 25 February 2022

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.


Under the overall supervision of the Head of Sub-Office, and technical guidance from the Chief Migration Health Officer, the successful candidate will be responsible for the overall coordination and implementation of IOM’s Health Response Program in the station where s/he is assigned, which includes activities related to the health which further includes prevention, treatment/care and support of communicable diseases, injuries, and other diseases as well Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS). The overall objective of this project is to assist typhoon affected communities to reduce their health vulnerabilities, in particular with communicable diseases and to reduce avoidable mortality and morbidity of typhoon victims especially the medical needs of women, children, the older persons and other vulnerable persons. The health activities will be carried through deployment of mobile health clinics to identified areas.

The successful candidate’s main roles encompass a range of responsibilities including planning and managing of mobile health teams; coordinating and working with regional and local health authorities, provincial and municipal health workers, and humanitarian health partners; information management and reporting.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

Managing, supervising, and coordinating the mobile clinic team

  • Preparing and coordinating the weekly schedule of activities in coordination with the mobile clinic team, local health authorities, humanitarian partners.
  • Directly and remotely supervise, facilitate, and monitor the mobile clinic teams on all activities, ensuring that all standards of patient care are followed.
  • Ensuring that the clinic team is functioning well, reporting direct supervisor in case of problems, and suggesting solutions.
  • Liaising with/informing authorities, arranging information dissemination to the community, etc. as necessary.
  • Ensuring that all team implement and comply to Infection, Prevention and Control (IPC) measures for Covid 19 and other communicable diseases on all undertakings and activities.

Management of patients in the clinic

  • Augment and assist actual primary health mobile clinic activities on consultation, management and treatment of patients and facilitate urgent referrals to higher centers, as necessary.

Managing the medical items and supplies donated through IOM

  • Counter check and validate replenishment needs of medical supplies, medications, and equipment.

Data collection, monitoring and evaluation of activities and reporting

  • Collecting the clinical data and analysing together with direct supervisor as well medical team and the health authorities in the area as required.
  • Collect statistical information and share with the assigned supervisor, as per pre-set and agreed upon format
  • Identifying any emergence of epidemic and or pandemic outbreaks and inform and local health authorities.
  • Prepare administrative reports and program updates as necessary.

Perform any other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience


  • University degree in Medicine from an accredited academic institution with at least four years of professional/clinical work experience.
  • Minimum of four (4) years, post-graduation, (post internship in countries with mandatory internship programs) continuous clinical experience, preferably in a multidisciplinary hospital setting. The last clinical posting should be within the last five years; and,
  • Valid license to practice within country is mandatory. **


  • Strong management skills are necessary, demonstrated by at least one year work experience managing health related projects for international organizations or government and institutions focusing on community health.
  • Experience of treating patients in remote/hard to reach areas at least one year.
  • Experience of managing and developing a team and ability to lead, motivated and develop others.


  • Effectively applies knowledge of health issues in execution of responsibilities at appropriate level.
  • Maintains confidentiality and discretion in appropriate areas of work.
  • Capacity to work independently, efficiently with flexibility.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, including ability to speak in public, good writing, communication, and negotiation skills.
  • Fluent in local dialect and English speaking and writing.


English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English is required. Conversant in any local language is an advantage.


Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (

Required Competencies

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:

Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:**

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
  • Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

  • Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.
  • Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
  • Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.

Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.


Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment.

This position should be filled only by candidates who are a national (Filipino Nationals) at the country of the duty station.

The position involves onsite and/or offsite work (or a combination of both). The working modality will be further discussed during the interviews if candidate is available to work on-site and/or offsite.

How to apply

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM will only accept applications which should include a cover letter (not more than one page), a résumé highlighting the required education and experience, and a duly completed IOM Personal History Form. To access the form, please visit this link (four pages).

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via not later than 25 February 2022. Position title and CFA Number (CFA 2022 002 – National Health Officer (Team Leader)) should be specified in the SUBJECT field.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.